In international university rankings, you often see universities from the United Kingdom, France or Germany among the top. But the sheer size of those countries, and the number of their universities, often obscure the remarkable offerings from smaller nations.
International students who are looking for a high-quality education are well-advised to take note of the three small Baltic nations: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. In recent years, their educational systems have undergone an exciting modernisation with lots of improvements. All three countries offer more and more degree programmes in English, with together around 1,000 Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes. At the same time, the tuition fees are often lower than in other countries; especially for students from outside Europe.
And the Baltic efforts also pay off in the international university rankings: In its 2017 edition, the QS Universities Ranking featured seven Baltic universities; two from Estonia, one from Latvia and four from Lithuania. No wonder that Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania attract an ever-growing population of international students.
The University of Tartu (Estonia) and Vilnius University (Lithuania) are even ranked among the world’s top 500 universities. Likewise, the THE Ranking also sees four of those institutions among the global top 800.
Have a look at our table for more details on the best-ranked universities in the Baltics:
|University of Tartu||Estonia||1||347||1||351-400|
|Tallinn University of Technology||Estonia||3||601-650||2||501-600|
|University of Latvia||Latvia||4||651-700||3||601-800|
|Kaunas University of Technology||Lithuania||5||701+|
|Vilnius Gediminas Technical University||Lithuania||6||701+|
|Vytautas Magnus University||Lithuania||7||701+|
You want to study in the Baltics and learn more about their top ranked universities? Check out the rankings here: